Hawaii Lightning News

Vol 12 No. 4         25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii          January 7, 1966


'Tropic Lightning' Div. Answers 'Call To Arms'


4000 Men Depart For Viet-Nam

   The jungle and guerrilla warfare trained 3rd Bde, of Hawaii's own Tropic Lightning Division, departed for Viet-Nam last week in keeping with the 25th's motto, "Ready to Strike, Anywhere, Anytime."
   The 25th Inf. Div. moved the 4,000-man task force to the war-torn area by sea and air transports.
Colonel Stoutner   The fresh troops sporting the division's arm patch bearing a bolt of lightning, is under the command of 46-year-old Col. Everette A. Stoutner.  The 3rd Bde is the first major force of the 25th Division to be committed in Viet-Nam, although C Co., 65th Engr. Bn., has been on duty in RVN since August and some of the division's "Shotgunners" are still on duty there.
   Colonel Stoutner, after arriving in Viet-Nam's central highlands, where infiltration by North Viet-Namese forces has been the heaviest, said, "We've been waiting to come here for a long time," and "we're real glad to be here."
   Brig. Gen. Charles A. Symrosky, who greeted the troops as they arrived in Viet-Nam via airlift, said the brigade's mission will be "to conduct offensive operations in the highlands."  The general remarked, "These are fighting men in a real fighting situation."
   The Brigade Task Force is composed of the 1st and 2nd Bns., 35th Inf. (Cacti); 1/14th Inf . (Golden Dragons; 2/9th Arty (Mighty Ninth); C Trp.,  (See 3rd Bde Page 4)


3rd Bde convoy BATTLE BOUND - A 3rd Bde, 25th Inf. Div. convoy from Schofield Barracks moves along Kam Highway to embarkation point.



Pleiku Airstrip 'All Business'
As Elements of 25th Division Land

PLEIKU, VIET-NAM (ARMY IO) - The huge C-141 Starlifter screeched to a halt at the New Pleiku Airfield.  Its doors opened and 60 battle-clad and battle-ready soldiers leaped to the ground.
   The first troops of the 3rd Bde, 25th "Tropic Lightning" Inf. Div. had arrived in Viet-Nam.
   For World War II and Korean veterans of the 25th, it was like coming home again. The division has over a thousand days of combat time on this side of the world.
   Tanned from the beaches of Hawaii, where the division has been stationed since 1954, and lean from the months and years of tough jungle training, the men looked like the combat veterans they will become in the days ahead.
   At the Pleiku Airstrip, there was no time for small talk—no time for stretching legs after the long Pacific flight. As Col. Everette A. Stoutner, brigade commander, loaded his men on deuce-and-a-halfs for a quick trip to their new home, a barren patch of land on the base of small mountains a few miles from the airfield, a crew of men unloaded the mass of equipment the men brought with them.
   Command and "pup" tents went up. Barbed wire barricades surrounded the encampment. In a few short minutes, mortars were pointing at the mountain and valley to the brigade's right.
   Men stripped down to their green T-shirts and began digging the soldier's second best friend - his foxhole.  His best friend, the rifle, was always within reach.
   Pfc Prince Haynes, a supply clerk with A Co., S&T Bn., stopped digging for a minute to wipe the sweat from his eyes.
   "Well, it's not as bad as I thought it would be," the Las Vegas soldier said. He thought a minute and added, "yet."
   The man sharing Haynes' foxhole, Pfc Willie Goodloe, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., knew he had some exciting days ahead.
   "Things are going to get worse," he said. "But we're ready.  We know why we're here and we're well trained for the job facing us."  He admitted that he missed his girl.
   A young soldier from Neopit, Wisc., was standing guard at an entrance to the barbed wire camp.  Pfc Francis Delabreau, B Co., 1/35th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., had missed Christmas in Hawaii.  But it didn't seem to bother him. He looked like a man waiting for a fight.
   More of the 3rd Bde is on its way to Viet-Nam.  Some will come by ship, others by air.  When they get here, they'll leave their camp at Pleiku and start hunting out the enemy in the surrounding highlands.


APC HOIST - An Armored Personnel carrier is loaded onto a transport after reaching embarkation point. Loading APC onto transport



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Every Assistance Offered To Dependents Who Plan Move

Dear Member of the 25th Division Family:
   Your husband and his fellow members of the 25th Infantry Division have been ordered to Southeast Asia to perform a duty for which they have been well trained.
   Coming as it does, I am sure that you have received this news with mixed emotions.  For some of you, this may be your first separation.  I am confident that all of you have the courage and devotion to cope with the problems that may arise.
   The 25th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, Hawaii, and, in fact the entire U.S. Army family are prepared to do everything possible to facilitate your relocation.  Our plans are designed to help you.  For those who wish to remain in Hawaii, arrangements have been made to meet your needs.  For those who desire to return to the mainland, plans for an orderly movement have been made.  Your unit family assistance center is prepared to help. Seek advice from this source.
   I ask for your patience and understanding; and on behalf of the 25th Infantry Division and U. S. Army, Hawaii, I assure you that everything possible within the resources of our commands will be done to assist you in the weeks ahead.
   Major General, Commanding


   Regardless of whether you live on or off-post, are command or non-command sponsored you must clear through the Community Service Center, Bldg. 359, next to the PX Annex prior to leaving for CONUS or other off-island destinations.  This is very important.  There is certain information we must give you, certain checks to be made to insure that you have necessary identification, medical procedures, mail rerouting, and the like that are important items that will give reassurance to your husband and you that we are taking care of you.


   If you change your off-post address, be sure and advise the Community Services Center, 65-0333, to be sure that we are able to contact you if the situation requires.


   When you complete the form requesting continued occupancy of government quarters until after school is completed, please be sure to include the ages and grades of your school-age children in the justification section.
   If you plan to stay to the end of the current school year and haven't yet completed your request, contact the Brigade or Division Dependent Assistance Centers for assistance.


   Many families are making their own arrangements for transportation to the airport or shipside with friends.  This in itself is encouraged but sometimes problems come up when handling baggage.  If you need assistance with your baggage make sure you make your needs known when going through final clearance at the Community Service Center.  You can receive assistance by asking your Brigade or Division Dependent's Assistance Center also. Let us help you.



1/14th Inf.'s Prize-winning Christmas Display. 1/14th Christmas display



Christmas Decoration Award Winners Named

   Annual judging for excellence of Christmas displays at Schofield Barracks was held with this year's award winners outdoing their predecessors in originality and beauty.
   Eye catchers from all sections included Santa on a surf board and the l/14th's Golden Dragon pulled by eight tiny reindeer (with one extra sporting a shiny red nose ), to a strikingly beautiful manger set up in the Quarters area.  This scene included strings of soft blue lights and a whisper of reverent Christmas carols to encourage proper spirit of the season.
   First prize in the battalion-level competition went to 1/14th Inf., with second place going to Hq. Trp., 3/4th Cav.  In third place was the choir boy scene put out by 21stArty.
   Company level laurels were taken by B Trp., 3/4th Cav., with their manger scene.  Second place was garnered by Hq. Trp., 3/4th Cav., responsible for the entertaining Santa on a surf board.  Third in this competition went to C Trp., 3/4th Cav.
   Quarters this year were so well decorated as to present a real problem to the judges.  The winner was chosen as the home of SSgt. E. G. Miller at 4506-B McCornack Road.  Second place was given to the quarters of MSgt. Thomas Lytle,  4238-A McCornack Road, while third place went to SFC George Moore, 4209-A Moyer St.


Conroy Bowl Deserving of R&R

Gala Christmas Show Rings Out Old Year
by Ed Gallagher, USARHAW IO

   Conroy Bowl is tired!  But, thanks to Special Services Officer, Lt. Col. George Cahill and Entertainment Director Frank Ceci, that old, wind-whipped shelter feels the good kind of tired that comes from having spread its roof over the greatest concentration of music, dancing, singing, jokes and showmanship (with a spot of cheesecake) that soldiers and dependents of all ages are likely to see in quite a while.
   Take the usual basketball victory and boxing smoker, add the annual Christmas Show, make a plus sign for a great show of amateur choral singing, shoe-horn it all into seven days and wrap it around the little old toy-maker, Santa, and Conroy comes out the entertainment center of Hawaii at year's end.
   The Christmas Show started with the Waialua Civic Chorus, a good blend of local color and traditional haole songs of the season, setting the mood in a professional manner and gaining audience participation in many of their selections.  Stanley Vincent soloed for the chorus in a delightful pidgin English version of the "Seven Days of Christmas" before Mistress of Ceremonies for the show, Manon Smith, was introduced to cheers for her ebullient savvy for the stage.  During the entire show, Manon complimented, kidded and quipped with the audience using her unending list of one-liners to set up rapport.
   The radio voice of Puka Poo, Miss Rodeo 1965, Miss Hot Rod 1965, that's Gina Villanese. She was the first individual performer on stage and dazzled all with her flaming red dress, a fine voice and a wide range of vocal offerings.
   Next up was the "Banjo King of Hawaii," Bill Coker, who almost lifted the roof off the Bowl with his meticulously thunderous picking and strumming of such tunes as Stephen Foster's "Camptown Races," Army favorite "When the Caissons go Rolling Along," and a difficult banjo recital of "Silent Night."  The crowd brought him back for three (count 'em) three encores.
   Building toward the ultimate climax, Manon introduced the local favorite with a burgeoning national reputation, Masako.  The beautiful young stylist was dressed in a jade green muumuu with white lace sleeves that set off her outfit as well as she set off the show.  Supremely relaxed and confident to the accompaniment of Ray Tanaka and his ten piece band, this lovely creature of Eastern culture roamed the stage in song, bringing prolonged applause after each number.
   Reno, Nevada, is headquarters for a refreshing and highly talented night club combo called the Del Reys. This group of three guys and a gal never let up with their fast paced mixture of vocal and instrumental selections, including a rock and roll "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."  Leader Mel Sanguinetti called the shots on an impersonation of Elvis Presley, while the drummer (101st Airborne for 3 years) snatched an MP's hard hat, bringing guffaws from every seat.  Johnna, the Del Reys girl, brought oohs and blues from the male sect in attendance with her slow and sultry version of "Bill Bailey" while Mel performed magic tricks that almost worked, and the young man on the organ played perfect accompaniment to the whole wonderful, maddeningly funny show.  It was during their pounding "Wha'd I Say" that Mamie Van Doren made her first appearance with an impromptu twist.  There was no need to worry about her twisting out of her jump suit since she was hardly in it at all!
Mamie Van Doren   Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five, an old favorite group brought back by popular demand, just about folded up the chairs with their excellent renditions of all-time jazz classics.  Their set-up of Louis on alto sax and Napolean on tenor with a banging bass, rousing drums and rythmic organ provided perfect background to the Jordan style.
   The one, the only, Mamie performed clad for the climate, singing and dancing for the eyes and ears, but mostly the eyes—of every undernourished soul in the Bowl.  Her serving of "The Boy From Ipanema" was well received with Sp4 Allan Ayo playing the boy to Mamie's searching arrangement and receiving a big kiss from MVD as a show of her appreciation.
   Conroy put forth its most gentlemanly manner to house Bruce Kelley and the New Oregon Singers, one of the finest examples of Choral singing to be heard today.  On Monday, December 27th, the girls, many of whom are Rose Festival Queens from the not too distant past, ate dinner at the Garrison Mess, Schofield Barracks, before putting on their show to another huge crowd at the Bowl.
   Who are they?  These people are amateurs in the purest sense, paying their own way wherever they go and loving it for the audience appreciation that is theirs at every stop.  An anesthesiologist, an insurance executive, a mother of five, a farmer, The Oregon State Parole Officer, a truck driver, a dentist, a mailman and the father of the same five - have fun with their voices as Kelley quarterbacks them through a most enjoyable evening of music a la Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians but just a bit short of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
   The girls dressed in green, high-necked, sleeveless sheaths while the men were decked out in maroon brocade tuxedoes with black trim. Bruce reserves a gold brocade tux for himself, as he jumps, cues, softens, heightens, implores and, at times, demands the perfect vocal blend from his group.
   From their opening tune, "The Children's Song" (do ray me) from the Sound of Music, to the last, they seemed to get as much enjoyment out of singing as the Bowl crowd got out of listening.  They did belated Christmas songs, to be excused since they left Portland in a snowstorm just a few hours before, Beatle Songs, show tunes, old standards and the one song that every such group has in its bag—The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
   Soloist was Gloria Cutsforth who sang the tender folk ballad "Try To Remember, " a short sequence from Puccini and walked on at different times during the show with popular tunes done in a fine operatic voice.  Hugh Ewart, concert master for the Portland Symphony since 1951, was encored again and again for more of his violin offerings.  Neither was humor lacking in this show, as Bruce Kelley gave Bill Keim, 1/35th Inf., a singing lesson on stage and followed with an unplanned skit involving four of Schofield's best Wolfhounds.
   The Ambassadors of song from the State of Oregon are casual, proficient and entertaining.  The Christmas Show was a Wow!  Indeed, it was a good week, and you can ask Conroy Bowl for confirmation.  But not now.  Conroy Bowl is tired!


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    H    H    Hall of Fame    H    H 


Promotions     Distinguished 'Shotgunner'
1Lt. John D. Puckett Maj. Kenneth K. Ikeda
1st Lt. John D. Puckett
Ammunition Officer
A Btry, 21st Arty
   Maj. Kenneth K. Ikeda
Finance & Accounting Office
1Lt. Michael J. Moran    1Lt. David A. Bramlett
    SP4 Burton receives Air Medal
1st Lt. Michael J. Moran
Executive Officer
C Btry, 1/8th Arty
   1st Lt. David A. Bramlett
ADC/M aide-de-camp
25th Infantry Division
Sp4 Gary Burton is presented the 2nd and 3rd Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal by Lt. Col. Robert F. Blume, chief, visitor's Bureau, USARPAC.  Specialist Burton distinguished himself as a "Shotgunner" in Viet-Nam from February 19 to June 9, 1965 while on temporary duty from the 25th Inf. Div.



Mrs. Miyono Umholtz
Order Clerk
USA Personnel Center, SB

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Moyne D. Braden
Mortuary Officer

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Genevieve B. Cran
Secretary/Engr. Office
Honorary Membership
Maj. Chung-Ping Wu, Maj. Gen Fred C. Weyand
Maj. Chung-Ping Wu, Liaison Officer, Republic of China Army, receives a Division Plaque and honorary membership in the "Tropic Lightning" Division from Maj. Gen. Fred C. Weyand, CG, 25th Inf. Div., for meritorious service as a Chinese language instructor at the Division's Language School during the past 18 months.
Maj. Joseph M. Lank
Maj. Joseph M. Lank
G-2 Section
25th Infantry Division



Superior Performance     Commendation Medals
Jean S. Matsushige, Col. John M. Farnell    
1Lt. Donald J. Morgan Cpt. James A. Riley
1st Lt. Donald J. Morgan
Asst. SS Officer
Schofield Barracks Area
   Capt. James A. Riley
SP5 Ponder R. Sims    MSG Richard C. Pickens
Jean S. Matsushige, Library Asst., SS, USARHAW, receives a Sustained Superior Performance Award from Col. John M. Farnell, AC/S, G-1, USARHAW, for her work in improving library facilities at Schofield.
Sp5 Ponder R. Sims
AG Office
   MSgt. Richard C. Pickens
Visitor's Bureau
1st Oak Leaf Cluster



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3rd Brigade prepares to move
Advance elements of the 3rd Bde, 25th Inf. Div. Task Force prepare for movement in Staging Area . . .  U.S. Army Photographs



Jungle Trained 3rd Bde Moves For Offensive Operations

   3/4th Cav. (MacKenzie's Raiders); D Co., 65th Engr. Bn. (First In, Last Out); 3rd Provisional Support Bn. and small detachments from the 125th Sig. Bn., 25th MP Co. and the 25th MID.
   The battle streamer laden troops of the Tropic Lightning Division returned to Schofield Barracks in September, 1954 after 12 years of war and occupation duty throughout the Pacific theatre, ranging from Guadalcanal through the Northern Solomons to the Philippines, then to Japan and Korea.
   Today, soldiers of the division once again are adding to the 1,127 days the 25th Division has spent in combat in WW II and the Korean War.
   The arrival of the 25th's 3rd Bde brings to nearly 185,000 the number of U.S. servicemen now operating in country.
   The 3rd Bde was first organized June 24, 1917 and has been awarded one battle streamer.
   The 14th Inf. was organized July 8, 1861.  The 1st Bn. has earned 32 battle streamers from the Civil War to the Korean War.
   The Brigade will be under the operational control of Maj. Gen. Stanley R. Larson, who said the Brigade's deployment "is further proof of the determination of the United States and the free world to assist the government and people of Viet-Nam in their fight against Communist aggression."


Armored Personnel Carriers Armored Personnel Carriers hold and await order to embark transports at Pier area . . .
Equipment is boxed and collected for shipment . . . Packing up
Sea going vessels load Armor as well as troops and supplies at dockside . . .



Questions and Answers
The War In Viet-Nam

EDITOR'S NOTE: Most U.S. Service personnel know why America is keeping its promise to help the Republic of Viet-Nam resist Communist aggression.  Sometimes, however, it is difficult for the Serviceman to put the answers to questions he encounters at home and abroad.  Here are several questions most widely asked, with concise, factual answers.

Q: Why has the United States become so deeply involved?
   A: As Hanoi's aggression has increased, so has American military support of South Viet-Nam.  President Johnson summed up the U.S. position recently, pointing out that the United States is in South Viet-Nam to carry out a promise made in 1954 to help that country build and develop in peace and freedom, as the Geneva agreements provided.  The country's peaceful development was well on its way, although a substantial part of South Viet-Nam's resources and manpower had to be diverted to fighting off the Viet Cong.  But the addition of tens of thousands of North Viet-Namese Communists to the Viet Cong changed the picture.  The Communists made their objective plain: to drive the United States out of South Viet-Nam, and then to conquer the country for communism.  It was then that President Johnson reaffirmed the solemn commitment of the United States to support the people of South Viet-Nam in their struggle against aggression from the North.

   Q: Is the United States now out to destroy North Viet-Nam?
   A: No. President Johnson put it this way: "We do not seek the destruction of any government, nor do we covet a foot of any territory.  But we insist, and we will always insist, that the people of South Viet-Nam shall have the right of choice, the right to shape their own destiny in free elections in the South, or throughout all Viet-Nam under international supervision.  And they shall not have any government imposed upon them by force and terror so long as we can prevent it."

   Q: Will the war continue until one side or the other achieves a clear-cut military victory?
   A: This is solely a matter for decision by Hanoi and its supporters in Peiping.  The war was started by the North and could be ended by the North at any time.  All that is necessary is for Hanoi to withdraw its forces and order a halt to the guerrilla warfare and subversion being waged by its Viet Cong agents.  U.S. Secretary of State Rusk has emphasized:  We ask only that they cease aggressions, that they leave their neighbors alone."

   Q: What stands in the way of a negotiated peace?
   A: This question can only be answered by Hanoi.  President Johnson has repeatedly proclaimed that the United States is ready to begin unconditional peace discussions "at any place, at any time " and with any government.  Exploratory moves toward a peaceful settlement have been made by the Commonwealth nations, by the United Kingdom, by a group of 17 non-aligned nations, by the President of India, by Secretary General U Thant of the United Nations, and others.  The United States, in May, opened the door for a favorable Communist response by briefly suspending its air attacks on military installations in North Viet-Nam.  President Johnson, in addition to his many public statements of willingness to negotiate without preconditions has urged all member states of the United Nations to help find a way to the conference table.  So far, however, every peaceful gesture has been rejected with scorn by Hanoi and Peiping.

   Q: How does the invasion of South Viet-Nam affect the United States?
   A: The people of South Viet-Nam have had the sympathy and support of the American people since 1954, when the first U.S. aid was provided to resettle the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the North. Economic aid and advice continued to flow from the United States.  Later, when South Viet-Nam's national survival was threatened by the invading Communist guerrillas, the United States also provided military equipment and advisers.  As Hanoi's aggression has increased, so has American military support for South Viet-Nam.  It should not be assumed, however, that the United States is South Viet-Nam's only supporter and defender.  More than 35 other nations are providing or have pledged military, economic, and technical assistance.



The Hawaii Lightning News is on authorized publication of the 25th Infantry Division.  It is published weekly for all Army units in Hawaii by the Information Office, 25th Inf Div, APO Son Francisco 96225, with a circulation of 7,500.  Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Department of the Army.  All pictures are official U. S. Army photographs unless otherwise designated. Printed by Kemoo Stationers.  This newspaper receives Armed Forces Press Service, Army News Photo Features and Army News Features materials.

Maj.Gen. Fred C. Weyand . . . . . . . .Commanding General
Maj. William C. Shepard . . . . . . . . . . . Information Officer
Maj. Williard W. Whiting  . . . . . . . . . . . Officer-in-Charge
SP4 Vince Puchalski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editor
PFC John Harold  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Editor


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25th Med. Bn. Sergeant Decorated For Viet Duty

Sergeant Brown   SSgt. Thomas B. Brown, B Co., 25th Med. Bn., was presented the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star here, December 18, for meritorious service while serving in the Republic of Viet-Nam.
   Sergeant Brown was presented the Army Commendation Medal for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in which he administered emergency medical aid to an injured man during a Viet Cong ambush.  Sergeant Brown 's action under enemy fire was a primary factor in saving the wounded man's life.
   The Bronze Star was awarded Sergeant Brown for distinguishing himself with meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Viet-Nam during the period September 1964 through August 1965.
   Lt. Col. Foster G. Ramsey, CO, 25th Med. Bn., made the presentation of the awards.


Door Gunners From Hawaii Extend Stay

CAN THO, (13th AVN-IO) - More than half of the helicopter door gunners temporarily assigned from Hawaii to the 13th (Delta) Aviation Battalion here have decided to make the Delta unit their home.
   Sixty-five of the 100 shotgun volunteers from the 25th Inf. Div. have elected to complete a full tour with the "Lucky 13th."
   This was the last group of volunteers to come to Viet-Nam as helicopter gunners on a three-month temporary duty status.  All future door gunners in aviation units will serve in a permanent change of station status.


Maj. George L. Ealer, Maj. Gen. Fred C. Weyand
PROUD PERFORMANCE - Maj. Gen. Fred C. Weyand, CG, 25th Inf. Div. presents the National Safety Council Award of Honor to Maj. George L. Ealer, 25th Inf. Div. Safety Officer for outstanding safety performance during Fiscal Year 1965.



All Aliens Required To Report In January

   The Immigration and Nationality Act requires all aliens in the United States and its territories to report their addresses to the U.S. Attorney General annually.  The report is to be made this month.
   Aliens temporarily absent from the United States during January must report their addresses within 10 days after returning to this country.
   Cards with which the report can be made are available at any U.S. Post Office.
   Willful failure to submit the report may lead to serious penalties.  Compliance with this requirement is, therefore, of importance to all aliens in the Armed Forces of the United States and to members of the
   Armed Forces having relatives who are not citizens but residents of this country.


Division Extends Appreciation As Island Families Host 14 Soldiers

   The 25th Inf. Div. extends its appreciation to the following families for hosting two division soldiers for Christmas dinner in their homes:
   Mr. and Mrs. R. Robertson, Pacific Palisades
   Mr. and Mrs. Donald Yaeger, Waianae
   Mr. and Mrs, Frank Jeckell, Honolulu
   Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Meier, Pearl City
   Mr. and Mrs. G. Murray Winsley, Maunalani Heights
   Mr. and Mrs. Paul Overlin, Pearl City
   Mrs. Lena Huselton, Ewa Beach


Defense Secretary Urges Donors For Viet-Nam Policy Support

   Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, has urged the contribution of blood as a gesture of support to United States servicemen fighting in Viet-Nam.
   In his message addressed to organizations, colleges, universities and others who wish to donate blood, Mr. McNamara said, "I want to express my deepest appreciation to the thousands of students and other groups across the country who have volunteered to donate blood as a gesture of support for our servicemen fighting in Viet-Nam.  It is an eloquent demonstration of patriotism and support which I'm sure will contribute greatly to the morale of the men serving there.
   "Although at the present time our blood supply for Viet-Nam is adequate, the Department of Defense does have a requirement for blood which can be processed into anti-hepatitis globulin and albumin for treating shock.  These two derivatives, unlike whole blood, can be stored for long periods of time and are being used to protect and support our military forces in Viet-Nam.  Reserve supplies for anti-hepatitis globulin have been particularly depleted as a result of the buildup there.
   "The American Red Cross, which has been designated to collect blood for the nation's defense whenever necessary, is collecting the blood for the Department of Defense."


Family photo WANTED!!!  The parents of these three children.  A group of four studio portraits of these three keikis were found by Hawaiian Air Lines, believed to have been left on an aircraft in August.  It is also believed that the soldier that lost these photographs was at the Pohakuloa Training Area in August.  If you think that these are photographs that belong to you, contact Maj. Willard W. Whiting, 25th Inf. Div. Information Office, Bldg. 690, telephone 65-0495 or 65-9616.



U of H, USAFI Courses Offered For New Term

   University of Hawaii on-post courses have already begun but late registration will be accepted until Wednesday with a late registration fee of $5 extra.
   United States Armed Forces Institute (USAEI) classes begin Monday at both the East and West Education Centers.
   To be accepted in the U. H. College of General Studies, prospective students with no prior college credits must have passed the entrance examination and must present an acceptable high school scholastic record.  Transfer students must present an acceptable academic record and not be on probation.  If on probation, students must be reinstated by U.H. before being admitted.


Seat Belts Save Lives

   Take another look at this picture. That's a school bus.  Or at least it was!  While traveling on Kamehameha Highway a few weeks ago, it was forged into a horseshoe by a truck and rolled over on its side.  The cargo of the truck was sugar cane; the bus, school children!  Both were fully loaded.
   It is impossible to say how many injuries and deaths were avoided when the children in this bus fastened their seat belts, but they did and their parents will be forever grateful to an inexpensive canvas webbing and a simple metal buckle for the fact that not one serious injury resulted from this apparently tragic accident.
   The United States Army, Hawaii has recently spent a great deal of time and money on the installation of seat belts for Army school buses and instructed drivers to make sure they are used by all the passengers he carries.  You see, seat belts are an all or nothing proposition - if they are used, they can be an invaluable benefit to passengers; if not, they are no good to anyone.
   If you want your children to come home someday and tell you about the accident they were in on the way home from school, please encourage them to buckle up.  But, if you want a policeman to knock softly on your door some afternoon when your children are late getting home, just turn the page and forget all about the bus, the truck, the children, and the seat belts that, in all probability, saved their lives.


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(Features: 6 & 8:15 p.m. daily
Sat. and Sun., 2, 6 & 8:15 p.m.
Sat. Midnite - 11 p.m.)
TONIGHT - "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (F) Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon.
TOMORROW - "Tammy and the Doctor" (F) Sandra Dee, Peter Fonda.
TOMORROW MIDNITE - "Love and Kisses" (F) Rick Nelson, Jack Kelly.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "Murieta" (F) Jeff Hunter, Arthur Kennedy.
TUESDAY - "Return from the Ashes" (M) Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar.
WEDNESDAY - "Taxi for Todruk" (MYP) Charles Aznavour, Hardy Kruge
THURSDAY - "Dr Strangelove" (M) Peter Sellers, George C. Scott.
   M - Mature, MYP - Mature, Young People; F -Family.

(Features: Mon.—Fri., 7 p.m., Sat, and Sun., 6 & 8 p.m.; Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.)
TONIGHT - "The Disorderly Orderly" (F) Jerry Lewis, Susan Oliver.
TOMORROW - "The Cincinnati Kid" (M) Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "Operation C.I.A." (MYP) Burt Reynolds, Danielle Aubrey.
TUESDAY - "Thrill of it All" (MYP) Doris Day, James Garner.
WEDNESDAY - "Bunny Lake is Missing" (MYP) Laurence Olivier Carol Lynley.
THURSDAY - "The Revenge of the Gladiators" (MYP) Gordo Mitchell, Roger Browne.
(Features: 7:30 p m. daily)
TONIGHT - "The War Lord" (M) Charlton Heston, Richard Boone.
TOMORROW - "Come Fly With Me" (MYP) Carl Boehm, Hugh O'Brian.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "Dingaka" (MYP) Stanley Baker, Juliet Prowse.
TUESDAY - "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (F) Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY - "Tammy and the Doctor" (F) Sandra Dee, Peter Fonda.
(Features: 7 p.m. daily)
TONIGHT - "Billie" (F) Patty Duke, Jim Backus.
TOMORROW - "Sands of Kalahari" (M) Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "I'd Rather Be Rich" (MYP) Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet.
TUESDAY - "A Swingin' Summer" (MYP)William Wellman, Quinn O'hara.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY - "A Hard Day's Night" (F) The Beatles.
(Features: 7 p.m. daily)
TONIGHT - "Sands of Kalahari" (M) Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker.
TOMORROW - "I'd Rather Be Rich" (MYP) Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "A Swingin' Summer" (MYP) William Wellman, Quinn O'Hara.
TUESDAY - "A Hard Day's Night" (F) The Beatles.
WEDNESDAY - "Master Spy" (F) Stephen Murray, June Thorburn.
THURSDAY - "The War Lord" (M) Charlton Heston, Richard Boone
(Features: 7 p.m. daily)
TONIGHT - "The Collector" (M) Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar.
TOMORROW - "Bachelor in Paradise" (MYP) Bob Hope, Lana Turner.
SUNDAY and MONDAY - "The Bedford Incident" (M) Richard Widmark Sidney Poitier.
TUESDAY - "The Disorderly Orderly"(F) Jerry Lewis, Susan Oliver.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY - "The Cincinnati Kid" (M} Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret.

Sugarless Gum, Candy Help In Fight Against Tooth Decay

EDITOR S NOTE: February 6-12 is the 18th annual National Children s Dental Health Week.  As part of the observance the Hawaii Lightning News in cooperation with the Schofield Barracks Dental Clinic today begins a series of six articles on facts you should know about dental health.
   My dentist has always told me that sweets such as candy, soft drinks and cake, cause decay.  But I recently read a magazine article that says heredity and bacteria are the most likely causes of decay.  What is the truth?
   Countless studies have shown that the excessive use of sugars and starches is a major factor in tooth decay.  This is not to say that these substances cause decay (dental caries) by themselves.  Rather, bacteria always present in the mouth act on fermentable carbohydrates to produce acids, which in turn attack the teeth.
   As to heredity, it is the old case of the chicken and the egg.  Which comes first in importance, environment or heredity?  We know that there is some genetic influence on tooth formation, but we are not certain just how much influence inherited characteristics exert on decay rates.  Let me give you a brief description of tooth formation that will perhaps explain the genetic factors more clearly.
   When a tooth is forming in the jawbone, it begins to calcify at several separate points.  These calcifying areas finally meet, forming the hardened crown.  The enamel covering is thickest on the biting surface of the tooth, is thinner in the grooves and sometimes is completely missing in the deep pits.  Decay is most likely to occur in these latter two areas.  It is here that genetics plays a part, for the pattern of the calcifying process may be an inherited characteristic.  In some people the calcifying areas form a hard enamel covering even in the pits and grooves.  In others, the enamel may be thinner.
   Decay will occur in any teeth if they are subjected to a sufficient number of acid attacks produced from eating sweets.  This is where environment comes in.  Dietary and brushing habits will largely determine the amount of decay you will have.
   The best bet for controlling dental decay is prevention.  This means, simply, cutting down on sweets, especially between meals, brushing your teeth immediately after eating and having regular dental care.  Most important, drinking fluoridated water from birth helps give children lifelong protection against decay.
   It is of value, therefore, to know that the Schofield PX sells "sugarless" gum and candy.  Those are treats designed to prevent treatment.


Sugar-free gum only! DECAY STOPPER - Mrs. Higgins, wife of MSgt. George W. Higgins, HHC, 1/14th Inf., 25th Inf. Div., examines a new toothbrush with her daughters, Paula (c) and Georgia at the Schofield Main PX.


'Cryogenics' - 'Cybernetics' at Carter


Slaughter, Frank G.
Harris, John
Mirdrekvandi, Ali


Kovel, Ralph M
Posvar, Wesley W
Quigg, Philip W
Pareti, Luigi
Shurter, Robert L
Morris, James
Hunt, William D.
Allen, Richard J.
Wiener, Norbert
Keynes, John Maynard

Capers, Roberta M.
Wasserman, Paul
Duvall, Evelyn R.
Mehdevi, Anne
Crane, Stephen
Gilpin, Robert
Greenewalt, Crawford E.
Duvall, Evelyn R.
Gerson, Noel B.


Military Service THE NONCOM'S GUIDE


Acting C/S Gen. Creighton W. Abrams congratulates William E. Carter following a presentation of the DA's Retirement Certificate at a ceremony in the Pentagon.  Mr. Carter, who retired last week, served for fourteen Chief Signal Officers since he began his Federal Civil Service career in May 1918.  At left is Mrs. Carter, at right, Maj. Gen. David P. Gibbs, the Army's Chief of Communications-Electronics. Retirement


Broncos Div. Boxing Champs For Third Successive Year

   In an abbreviated season the 3rd Bde Broncos boxing team won the 25th Inf. Div. boxing title for the third year in succession and retained the Commanding General's Perpetual Trophy for the second straight year.
   The Broncos coached by Sammy Baker won 33 out of 75 bouts for 186 points while the Warriors of the 2nd Bde finished second with 156 points.
   DivArty finished third with 95 points followed by Spt Cmd/Troops with 90 points while 1st Bde could muster only 82.
   The Tournament of Champions scheduled for the end of December was cancelled due the departure for Viet-Nam of elements of the "Tropic Lightning" Division.
   Although there were no champions crowned this year, I asked the 25th Division boxing coach, Duke Ellington, for the names of some of the. boxers who impressed him the most throughout the season and those he thought could have made the USARPAC team.
   According to Ellington, there were about 12 or 13 boxers who would have done well in the Tournament of Champions.
   In the 112-pound class Allen Lewis looked real good while Carl Jackson, 119,looked to be the strongest in his class.
   Lawrence Sayles, 125, and Harry Lanier, 132, also impressed Ellington while in the 139-pound class there were four fighters that could have taken the title, Rodesser Wall, Oscar Gillespie, James White and Israel Medina.
   Ulysses Green, who could punch with either hand, was the best of the light middle-weights.
   Robert Douglas looked to be the best of the 165-pound class while William Terry and Edward Smith had the edge in the light heavyweight class.
   In the heavyweight division Clarence Boone and Louis Jackson seemed to be the best.
   Ellington went on to say that this year's program was the best of the last three years in attendance and participation.  Every card had over eleven bouts and the average was 15 or 16 per week which is about five more than any previous season.
   Ellington added that some of the remaining boxers may be selected to compete in various meets on the Island.


65th Engrs. 'Santas' to 375 Tots

   Approximately 375 children and guests attended the 65th Engr. Bn. Christmas Party at Theater 2, December 24.
   The party was made possible by the big-hearted men of the 65th Engr. Bn. who donated $600.00 for the purchase of gifts for the children.
   The party featured a family Christmas movie and was highlighted with the presentation of gifts by Santa Claus.
   Along with dependents of the engineers, the guests included 25 children from the Palama settlement, escorted by men of the 65th Engr. Bn.
   Chaplain (Capt.) Peter Kraak of the "First In, Last Out" engineer battalion took a leading role in organizing the Christmas Party.
   Lt. Col. Carroll D. Strider, battalion commander, welcomed the children and guests at the party.


CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHT - Santa distributes gifts to children and guests at the 65th Engr. Bn. Christmas Party. 65th Engr. Santa



Page 7                              HAWAII LIGHTNING NEWS                         January 7, 1966


of a Rainbow

By PFC John Harold

   The Redlanders' first game with the University of Hawaii was one of the roughest and dirtiest I've seen in a long time.
   On a television interview a few days before the game, the Rainbows' coach, Red Rocha, said he had taught his boys a few "new tricks."
   I just wonder if Red taught them the tricks or did he get one of the football coaches to come over and give them a few pointers on blocking and tackling?
   On one play Terry Dischinger, who almost single-handedly beat Hawaii, drove for the basket and was knocked to the floor after the shot without any attempt being made to block his shot (as pictured below).
   On another play Steve Smith was deliberately tripped as he was dribbling away from the basket.
   Last year the Classic was marred by an incident of a local official slugging a coach and this year it looked at least in the Hawaii-Army game as if the Hawaii players took a cue from the local official.
   The U of Hawaii was the host team for the Classic and instead of displaying an aloha spirit they displayed more of an "if you can't beat 'em, bruise 'em," attitude.

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   Remember the name Eldridge Webb!
   Webb, six-foot guard of Tulsa, by way of Boys High in New York, can't miss for All-American honors, if not this year, surely his junior and senior years.
   He has every shot in the book and then some.  On one play against Michigan State he faked three ways taking three men out of the play and then drove for an underhand lay-up.

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   Speaking of shots, Terry Dischinger made the greatest I have ever seen in the U of Hawaii-Army game.
   Terry drove along the back line for the basket and when he went up for the shot he was hacked on the right wrist, lost the ball but while still in the air recovered it with his left hand and sank the shot.

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   Tulsa, in winning the championship, showed a strong defense to go with their fast breaking offense. 
   After being down 9-2, the Golden Hurricanes outscored the St. Louis Billikins 22-2 in an eight-minute span.
   After the Billikins rallied from a ten point half-time deficit to within one point, with only 1:13 to go, Tulsa showed some superb ball handling forcing the Billikins to foul to try to gain possession of the ball.

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   In the Redlanders' final game against Michigan State, Army was down by 12 points with over 15 minutes to go when the Spartans' two big men, Stan Washington and Art Baylor, picked up their fourth personal fouls but both men finished the game as the Redlanders failed to try and foul them out of the game.
   Between them they scored 19 points and took down 16 rebounds in the second half.

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   Remember, the Redlanders are still leading the local league and have a good chance to win the title so let's all turn out and support them in 1966.
   A bus will be available for the away games, leaving the Post Gym at 6 p.m.  All games start at 7:30 p.m.
   Schedule for the remainder of the season:
      Jan. 11, Air Force at Wheeler
      Jan. 13, Island Movers at Tripler Gym.
      Jan. 15, Pearl Harbor at Bloch Arena
      Jan. 16, Marines at Conroy Bowl
      Jan. 18, Santa Clara at Bloch Arena (First half of a double. header: second game Marines vs Utah.)



Redlanders     Redlanders Redlanders
    SCORE - Redlander guard Terry Dischinger drives for two points against St. Louis in Army's second game of the 1965 Rainbow Classic.    

TIP-OFF - Army's Paul Davis goes into the air against U of Hawaii center to kick off Redlander's first game of the Classic.



Redlanders Place Fourth In 2nd Annual 'Bow Classic

   The Army Redlanders went out of the Hawaiian Armed Forces Senior Invitational Basketball League for the first time this year and found things a bit different.
   The occasion was the second annual Rainbow Classic at the Honolulu International Center, December 27-30.
   The Redlanders won their first game beating the Hawaii Rainbows 87-73, but then ran into trouble against St. Louis University and Michigan State University, losing both games 87-76 and 97-69 respectively.
   In their first game against the Rainbows it was a great 40-point performance by Terry Dischinger that carried the Redlanders to victory.
   The shorter 'Bows used some hot outside shooting to stay with the Redlanders for the first 35 minutes but then the Redlanders closed fast to win going away.
   The next night the Redlanders met one of the tourney favorites, the Billikins of St. Louis University, and after a valiant fight succumbed 87-76.
   Trailing by only one point at half-time the Army five fell eight points behind with seven minutes remaining and Terry Dischinger fouling out.
   Dischinger's  replacement, Dave Bankert, then led a late Army charge that brought the Redlanders to within three points with only 2:20 to go.
   But the Redlanders, pressing to get the ball, ran into foul trouble and the Billikins sank eight straight foul shots to seal the win.
   Dischinger was high man for the Army with 26 points followed by Dean Keeton and Henry Davis with 12 each.
   Playing for third place in the Classic, the Redlanders got hit by a hot band of Spartans and some cold shooting of their own and got blown off the court, finishing fourth.
   The Redlanders opened a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes of play but then the Spartans outscored the Army 24-8 and took a 43-34 half-time lead.
   To start the second half, Michigan State built a 14-point lead and after Army had cut it to 11 points, the Spartans ran off nine straight points to take a commanding 20-point lead.
   Terry Dischinger and Dean Keeton led the Redlanders with 25 and 13 points respectively.
   The Redlanders had a chance to pull ahead in the first half as Michigan State got into early foul trouble but they couldn't hit from the free throw line.  The Redlanders finished the night hitting only 13-30 charity tosses.



Page 8                              HAWAII LIGHTNING NEWS                         January 7, 1966


H   H   1965  IN  REVIEW   H   H 


   Last week 1965 drew to a close.  It now seems fitting to glance backward for a moment to consider Army in Hawaii events during the twelve hectic months that gradually slipped into history.
   At first, trying to recall the highlights of the year, one realizes how quickly and how easily one's memories blur.  Where were you a year ago, and where have you come since then?

   The "Tropic Lightning" Division bids aloha to almost 900 trainees when the U.S.S. General Mitchell arrived at Pearl Harbor . . . 25th Avn. Bn. receives six new UH—1B helicopters . . . l,000 men move to the Island of Hawaii on Mobility Exercise "Compass Road " . . . Lt. Gen. Walter K. Wilson Jr., visits the division . . . l,000-man strong "Tropic Lightning" Task Force completes four-day Exercise "Sundown."

   Generals Forsythe and Sibley receive new assignments . . . Brig. Gen. Walker new ADC/M . . . More than 4,000 troops prepare for Exercise "Black Night". . . Builders begin work on 100 family housing units . . . PTA gets new communications system . . . Rear Adm. H. S. Persons visits division's Code of Conduct . . . Avn. Bn. donates Drone to Div. Museum . . . Five division units receive awards for their accomplishments in the field of materiel readiness.

   SMaj. Leyden named to top Division NCO post after serving with D/A . . . Army's oldest Cavalry unit, the 4th Cavalry, celebrates 110th birthday. . . Reserve Special Forces Group troops join "Black Night" . . . Military fund helps support Leper Hospital . . . Red Cross Campaign opens . . . Maj. John P. Morris takes KMC command . . . Maj. Gen. Carl Darnell, Jr. Exercise "Black Night" ends as 25th Task Force crushes "Wolf Moi's Guerrilla Band" . . . Division CG Pistol Matches feature close competition . . . Exercise "Saddle Road" takes 2,000 officers and men to Pohakuloa Training Area. . . Specialist Petrauskas, Ft. Shafter MP, wins Soldier of  the Year . . . Honolulu Engineers visit Kwajalein Atoll . . . 1/14th Inf. receives plaque from Spain . . . M10-8 APC-Mounted Flamethrower and new M72 LAW (66mm light anti-tank weapon) introduced to division.

   1/5th Inf. returns from Big Island completing "Mobex Mountain Top III" . . . Units of the 25th Inf. Div. entertain Osaka orphans . . . Gen. Barnes bids farewell to Army after 37-year career . . . Asian journalists visit 25th . . . Division, 8th Army Shooters tops in 'Pac Rifle Matches . . . Honolulu Chamber of Commerce visits 25th . . . 264 German naval cadets tour division as guests of 2nd Bde . . . Army, Hawaii Bar Association unite in naturalization ceremony . . . 1/14th Inf. completes Exercise "Wipeout" . . . MSgt. Roy A. Taylor and WAC Sp5 Jean Hutcheson selected as Army's enlisted representatives for Armed Forces week . . . 25th helps restore "Falls of Clyde" . . . Lt. Col. Kahapea receives Legion of Merit Medal at retirement ceremony . . . Pfc George Beers saves four-year-old boy from drowning in Lake Wilson.

   25th Inf. Div. sets stage for Armed Forces Week . . . 27th Inf. "Wolfhounds" celebrate 64th anniversary . . . 231 become citizens at 25th Inf. Div. Law Day ceremony . . . Hawaii State Senate, House back military pay increase . . . " Draper Award " goes to A C o ., 69th Armor . . . 5,000 people visit the Armed Forces display in Ala Moana Park . . . Army's Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Charles E. Brown Jr. visits the Div . . . Operation "Bloodhound" opens a new concept in 25th Inf. Div. jungle training . . . Materiel Readiness Awards presented to five 25th Div. Units . . . Seventy-six American industrialists visit the "Tropic Lightning" Division . . . Red Cross Field Director for the Army, Albert E. Holcomb, departs the islands . . . USARHAW sponsors Army Arts and Crafts week . . . AER/ARS Fund Drive kicks-off . . . Osaka visitors bid Sayonara . . . Wahiawa Outdoor Circle ladies visit "Survival" Station.

   Col. Edward H. deSaussure, new ADC/S, 25th Inf. Div . . . Under Secretary of the Army, Stanley R. Resor, visits Div . . . Pfc Daniel Joaworski saves youngster from drowning at Haleiwa . . . Division receives new unit crest . . . Schofield Barracks holds "open house" on Army Day . . . Senator Inouye visits 25th housing areas . . . 3/13th Artillery celebrates 48th anniversary . . . Local dignitaries and Hawaii soldiers mark Army's 190th Year . . . Col. Thomas W. Mellen assumes C/S, 25th Inf. Div. duties . . . Col. E. A. Stoutner becomes 3rd Bde Commander . . . 25th Avn. Bn. celebrates 23 years of Army Air . . . House Committee gives its okay on hefty military pay raise, 33-1 . . . Governor John A. Bums visits National Guardsmen invading Area X . . . Golden Dragons celebrate 167 years of history . . . Enlisted MOS codes get overhaul . . . Silver Star Medal and Purple Heart to Mrs. Norma Irving on behalf of l/Lt. John W. Irving . . . "Puff Board" introduced at DivArty . . . Carol Knox named "Miss Schofield Barracks" . . . Air Observer Orientation Course begins.

   USARPAC celebrates 8th birthday . . . Brig. Gen. Phillip B. Davidson Jr., assumes assistant C/S for intelligence post at USARPAC . . . 1/27th troops greet Lt. Col. James H. Cawthra, new CO . . . Lt. Gen. E. C. Doleman named as USARPAC C/S . . . ADC/S, Edward H. de Saussure Jr., promoted to Brigadier General . . . More than 200 Maj. Gen. Fred. C. Weyand members of the All-Hawaii Co. sail for Ft. Ord, Calif . . . 35th Inf. honors 49 years of history . . . 25th Sig. Bn. celebrates 24th anniversary . . . New policy introduced to cover special combat pay . . . Mrs. Fred Weyand leads tour of 25th's SAWTOC for Army wives and children . . . Child Care Center is remodeled . . . Okay given to Viet-Nam Service Medal . . . Maj. Harley F. Mooney Jr., takes command of 2/27th Inf . . . Army wins first prize at State Fair . . . 25th S&T Bn. marks second anniversary . . . Senator Inouye lauds "Shot-gunners. "

   C Co., 65th Engr. Bn. leaves for Viet-Nam . . . 2,400 men of the 2nd Bde depart for PTA on operation "BLUE BLAZER I . . . DA says no go on stripe changes . . . Julie Andrews visits "Tropic Lightningaires" . . . LBJ signs military pay bill . . . Mrs. John K. Waters heads Clothes for Korea drive . . . General Doleman 'PAC C/S, tours Schofield . . . Lt. Col. Saul A. Jackson, new 2/9th Artillery commander . . . 15 U.S. Military Academy Cadets arrive for summer training . . . 41 elementary school children guests of the 25th Avn. Bn . . . Lt. Col. Robert J. Proudfoot takes command of 725th Maint. Bn . . . Chinn Ho tours 25th . . . Lt. Col. Thomas U. Greer accepts colors of the l/5th Inf. (Mech.) . . . New 29-ton self-propelled howitzers replace old towed Eight-Inchers . . . Exercises "Mountaineer," "Bloodhound" and "Shakedown" end intensive training . . . Lt. Col. R. J. Fairfield assumes command of l/69th Armor . . . Lt. Col. Samuel P. Kalagian tabbed commander of 25th Avn.Bn . . . Sgt. Samuel Campbell receives Silver Star . . . 3rd Bde named tops in re-ups . . . promotion picture swings upward . . . l/5th (Mech.) honors 157 years.

   Major and subordinate unit headquarters take part in CPX "TROPIC NIGHT". . . 25th Inf. Div. "Shot-gunner" group treated to "Night in Waikiki" . . . 25th Inf. Div. Museum gets Viet Cong carbine from Language School . . . Group of 31 senior military officers from Pacific and Asia plus Far East Representatives from the United Kingdom and France visit the 25th . . . 1/14th completes Operation "BUSHMASTER " . . . Five units cited for Materiel Readiness . . . Maj. Gen. Harry Kinnard, CG, 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile) visits Gen. John K. Waters, CinC, USARPAC . . . l/Lt. Ralph W. Pryor decorated for Viet-Nam valor.

   25th Division celebrates its 24th Anniversary . . . SSgt. Darwin S. Webley and Sp4 Jerry R. Shipman named Division Soldiers of the Year for 1965 . . . 2/27th wins CG Sports Trophy for superiority in the division athletic program . . . More than 100 members of the Honolulu Rotary Club are guests of the 25th Inf. Div's Southeast Asian Warfare Training Center . . . 1st Bde Task Force leaves for PTA on Operation "BLUE BLAZER II". . . 526 Army enlisted promotions for the 25th Inf. Div . . . Three members of the Senate Preparedness Investigative Sub-committee visit the 25th . . . 3/4th Cav. horse moves to "the big pasture" . . . Maj. Gen. Fred C. Weyand leaves on 11-day tour of Pacific military organizations . . . 25th Avn. Bn. CO, Lt. Col. Samuel P. Kalagain, receives Legion of Merit . . . Maj. Gen. Byron L. Steger assumes command of Tripler Army Hospital and also is assigned as Chief Surgeon USARPAC . . . Maj. Gen. William D. Graham CG, Tripler retires . . . 65th Engr. Bn. celebrates its 38th Anniversary with two of its companies elsewhere . . . Maj. Gen. Kong Le, CG, Neutralist Armed Forces of Laos is guest of 25th . . . Hanson W. Baldwin, military editor of the New York Times, visits "Tropic Lightning" . . . Thai officers on "Busmen's" Holiday during tour of Sig. Bn. and Honolulu TV Station . . . Schofield tops in "Clothes for Korea" drive . . . 25th Med. Bn. assists Tripler in annual emergency exercise . . . Low cost GI insurance made possible . . . Maj. Eugene P. Tanner produces "Tandan Sight" . . . Lt. Col. Harry D. Latimer assumes command of 2/21st Arty . . . Miss Hawaii 1965 appears at Stoneman Field . . . Russian Army publication devotes much space to the 25th Division.

   Exercise "Red Rover" involves more than 1,000 men . . . "BLUE BLAZER II" returns from PTA . . . 725th Maint. Bn. celebrates 23rd Anniversary . . . Koolau Mountains are host for 3,000 soldiers in Exercise "Jungle Wolf I" . . . Sandy Koufax visits, plays golf at 25th . . . Hawaii Lightning News celebrates 8th birthday . . . Two division soldiers labeled heroes for Viet rescue . . . Top Five, Best Three awarded for Materiel Readiness program . . . Capt. George W. Witcomb receives the Commander in Chief, USARPAC Leadership Award . . . Army Times lauds division sports program . . . Rotarians witness jungle training action.

   4,000-man 3rd Bde Task Force leaves for Viet-Nam under the command of Col. Everette A. Stoutner . . . Senator John C. Stennis visits with 25th . . . "TROPIC NIGHT II" hits the road . . . National Chairman of Red Cross Volunteers visits division . . . Col. Sandlin tabbed CO of 1st Bde . . . New Div. Grenade Course receives "Baptism of Fire" . . . Col. James K. Taylor, CO, DivArty, honored at farewell review . . . Pacific Stars & Stripes lauds two Div. "Shotgunners" . . . Missouri's senior solon, Stuart Symington, visits 25th . . . "Charlie's" Viet tour extended.


Holiday Sports Parade

   Led by guard Richard Hines and center Charlie Johnson, the 2/35th Inf. won the 25th Inf. Div. Maneuver League Basketball championship over the co-runners-up 3/4th Cav. and the 1/14th Inf.
   Johnson, who was the 2/35th 's second leading scorer, behind Hines, was also the league's leading rebounder for the undefeated Cacti Blue.
   In the Support League the 7/11th Arty coached by Charlie Theriac also went undefeated to win their league title with a 9-0 mark.
   With their two high scoring forwards, Ray Fisher and Leon Clark, scoring in double figures in every game, the "On Time" boys set a game high point total when they bombed the 725th Maint. Bn. 128-76.


December 16 - Army 85, SubPac 70
December 21 - Army 99, Air Force 93
December 23 - Army 104, Island Movers 88
January 4  - Army 118, Pearl Harbor 85


Charles Busbee, shooting rounds of 73-77 - 150, won the 25th Inf. Div. Holiday Golf Tournament.
Robert Muir was low net winner with rounds of 72-77 - 149 while in a D flight, Alfred Batungbacal was a surprise winner with rounds of 76-77 - 153.


Playing their final game of the year the Army Redlander soccer team defeated Church College 4-1, December 18 at Stoneman Field.
With Paul Solis scoring two goals and Steve Pittl and John Strevens picking up one each, the Redlanders went two years without a league defeat.



Thanks to
Robert Dixson, 4th Bn., 9th Inf. (Manchus) for sharing this issue,
Ron Leonard, 25th Aviation Bn. for locating and mailing it,
Kirk Ramsey, 2nd Bn., 14th Inf. for creating this page.

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